18 May 2009

Tuesday Tribute - Siblings

Welcome to my first time to participate in Tuesday Tribute....


Tuesday's Tribute


Mother's Day weekend in my family is a huge get together with my grandparents and all of my grandpa's siblings and their families. I grew up looking forward to big family reunions on the farm every year. I am closer to some of my second and third cousins than others are to their first cousins. I value family and the importance of making time for each other and I think that is rooted in the traditions started by my grandpa's mother to get her children together every year, especially when one of her boys came home from war.
In this picture my Papaw is on the far left and he is 83. Their dynamic is interesting, but at least they have been able to age together and watch each of their families grow. They also seem to have defeated so many odds. My Papaw has a Purple Heart from WWII, his youngest brother served two tours in Vietnam. They also all attended college...
I'm glad we thought to get a picture of them all together this year.



Then, since I am talking about siblings I have to introduce you to my younger sister, Neida. She is holding my darling nephew Bryton who is giving me his best ever "CHEEEEEEESE!". Neida and I are only two years apart and it amazes me sometimes how much my daughter Kirstyn reminds me of her Aunt Neida. I've heard before that the older sibling helps raise and influence the younger sibling therefore many of the younger sibling's traits show up in the older sibling's children. I have to say that I am a believer!





And of course my favorite pair of siblings are the two that made me a mom. Kirstyn and James sometimes think that fighting is an appropriate pass time but most of the time they adore each other. I pray that they will grow old together remembering how lucky they are to have a sibling that is there to support and love them no matter what challenges they have to face!



So, tell me about your siblings...

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7 comments:

Amy said...

It is so nice to honor your family. I have an older sister and brother. I am the baby of the family. My brother and I are a little bit closer since we have gotten older. He will call me sometimes. Now that I had a little one he calls more. My sister and I are close. She has been there so many times for me. I think she is a great Mom and I hope I am just like her some day.

Cheryl said...

Love it. What a great shot of the grandparents, makes such great memories.
My sister and I became closer as we got older, 4 years apart when you are 15 is a big deal. My brother and I are close. Lots of fighting when we were young...your kids WILL be close as they grow up, I think alot of it was because my mom made sure we respected eachother. It is now in us not to fight and hurt eachother.
Have a great day!

Muthering Heights said...

What a SPECIAL photo of them together! I'm sure you all will cherish it.

Stacie's Madness said...

GREAT PHOTOS.

My younger half sister is the complete opposite of me, and I love her for it.

mommaof4wife2r said...

u have a darling fam...all around! great pics!

momof2gr8tgirls said...

I have an older sister and a younger sister and a younger brother. As we have grown older and wiser, we have gotten closer. We try to get together at my mothers every 4th of July and have a blast.

Amanda Daybyday said...

It's an interesting theory. I'm the oldest of 4 (1 sister, 2 brothers). I'm not sure if my kids are much like my siblings or hubby's younger sibling but I do know that my kids ADORE my sister (who happens to be 2 years younger than me).